As we turn the corner onto the final straight of a season like no other, Chelsea’s ambitions still burn strongly – a top four finish in the Premier League to seal Champions League qualification, plus both domestic and European silverware still up for grabs.
Few in the dressing room have as much trophy-winning pedigree as Thiago Silva, who continues to play on and dream big.
‘We’re going in the right direction right now,’ he added, ‘getting wins and feeling really motivated but we are also in a new beginning, with a new coach and a new style.
‘Of course there are ups and downs in a long season, especially when the team is very young, but I believe we’re fully capable of getting far in the Champions League.
‘We’ve got great quality and, especially in knockout games, you just have to hope the opponent isn’t having a good day and that you are. This can change the season completely for a team with big dreams.’